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Thursday's top pitchers produced very different performances, with Casey Kelly striking out 10 in six scoreless innings while Hyun Jong Yang gave up six runs and 11 hits in his five. The victory for Kelly's Twins kept them within three games of the streaking Dinos, whose nine runs in a win over the Heroes led a fairly low-scoring day. The Dinos got production up and down their lineup but were led as usual by Sung Bum Na, who homered twice. Friday's slate is another one with a healthy mix of aces and back-end starters, which should give us plenty of pitchers to target and plenty to stack against.
Drew Rucinski ($9,300 DraftKings, $28 FanDuel as "NC Starting P") is the most expensive player on both sites, but it's hard to argue that he's overpriced. Through four starts, he owns an excellent 2.49 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, backing those numbers up with a 21.9 percent strikeout rate and 6.7 percent walk rate. He'll have to travel to the league's most hitter-friendly park, Daegu Samsung Lions Park, but that didn't seem to hurt him on Opening Day when he held the Lions to three hits in six scoreless innings.
Eric Jokisch ($9,000 DraftKings, $24 FanDuel as "Kiwoom Starting P") is strangely affordable on FanDuel but could be worth his steep DraftKings price as well. He'll face the top-ranked Wiz offense Friday, though that unit is considerably less intimidating without Baek Ho Kang, who's out with a left wrist injury.